Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October - China Watch - Chinadaily Forum
Views: 28959|Replies: 254

Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Popular Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2017-12-28 04:09:42 |Display all floors
This post was edited by 1584austin at 2017-12-28 04:12

American reconnaissance satellites have reportedly spotted Chinese ships suspected of selling oil to North Korean vessels about 30 times since October.

South Korean officials told the Chosun Ilbo that the ships were allegedly trading in the West Sea between China and South Korea in a bid to bypass strict United Nations sanctions on oil exports to the pariah regime over its ongoing nuclear and weapons programme.

“We need to focus on the fact that the illicit trade started after a UN Security Council resolution in September drastically capped North Korea’s imports of refined petroleum products,” an unnamed source told the paper.

The US Treasury published surveillance photographs reportedly taken on October 19 of the North Korean vessel Rye Song Gang 1 lashed to a large Chinese vessel in deep waters, apparently showing hoses transferring oil


Under the current tough sanctions regime Pyongyang is only allowed 500,000 barrels of oil imports a year. North Korea last week denounced ever tightening economic sanctions as “an act of war.”

Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea on the high seas is also forbidden under UN rules but very hard to patrol without an aggressive Chinese crackdown on smuggling.

Robert Kelly, professor of political science at South Korea’s Pusan National University, ventured that the reports were entirely plausible. “There is a lot of under-the-radar on the Chinese side. Beijing does not police the border strictly or enforce the sanctions toughly. This could be that,” he said.

Meanwhile analysts were surprised by the latest Chinese customs data released on Tuesday, showing that, in a rare move, Beijing exported no oil products to North Korea in November.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she didn’t know any details about the oil products export situation, but added: “As a principle, China has consistently fully, correctly, conscientiously and strictly enforced relevant UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea.”

It is unknown if China still sells crude oil to Pyongyang as Beijing has not disclosed its crude export data for several years

Screen Shot 2017-12-27 at 20.12.55.png

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Glod Medal 2015 Most Popular Member 2012's Best Moderator Medal of honor August's Best Contributor 2012 July's Best Contributor 2012 Gold Medal

Post time 2017-12-28 04:11:04 |Display all floors
This post was edited by 1584austin at 2017-12-28 04:13




Use magic tools Report

2018 Most Popular Member 2018 Most Popular Member 2016 Most Popular Member Medal Gold Medal

Post time 2017-12-28 06:29:40 |Display all floors
Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-12-28 10:13:27 |Display all floors
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she no information following Chosun's report, but said "the Chinese government has been completely and strictly enforcing Security Council resolutions" aimed at discouraging North Korea from developing nuclear and missle technology.

Hua questioned whether any country could make sure "not a single breach will happen", but noted:" We are taking a sincere and serious attitude and forceful and effective actions."

I put stock in her announcement.
Believe it or not, it's true.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-12-28 14:13:35 |Display all floors
Liononthehunt Post time: 2017-12-28 10:13
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said she no information following Chosun's report, ...

Your bankrupt
Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-12-28 14:36:10 |Display all floors
Do the pictures have a date on it? Maybe old pictures are used to make a false claim. With deep learning AI, fake videos can be made. One sided report cannot be trusted.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2018 Most Popular Member

Post time 2017-12-29 15:00:19 |Display all floors
caught red handed
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.